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On Reading Old Books Because They’re Great

I set myself a goal of reading one old book a month in 2020, and this month it’s Charles Dickens’ Bleak House. I’m only a quarter of the...

Old books on a library shelf

Reading Old Books in 2020

I’m planning to read old books, at least one a month in 2020. Here I post my list of reading goals, and describe some reasons I’m looking forward to it.

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Critical Theory’s No-Hope Mix of Power, Oppression, and Moral Confusion

Critical theory seeks to set the world right by ending oppressors’ use of power against the oppressed, but it runs into trouble in its understanding of happiness and morality, among other things.